The BCC field has a number of beneficial uses, but perhaps the most common use is being able to send an email to an individual without them knowing the rest of the recipients of the message. Whether you want to protect the privacy of the other people receiving the message or you don’t want your recipients to know that the message was sent to other people, the use of the BCC field has some practical applications. But the field is not shown by default in Outlook 2013, so you need to follow the steps below to get it to display.
How to Enable BCC in Outlook 2013
The steps below will set up your New message window so that the BCC field is displayed for every message. If you want to be able to turn BCC off and on at your leisure, then you will need to follow the steps below to disable the BCC field as well.
Step 1: Launch Outlook 2013.
Step 2: Click the New Email button in the New section of the ribbon at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the BCC button in the Show Fields section of the ribbon at the top of the window.
You can then return to this location in the future and click the BCC button again if you do not want to display the field any more.
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